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B arts and the Artcity Consortium is delighted to present 100 Spaces

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This new multi media art commission for the City of Stoke-on-Trent is made up of two key elements:

  • Stoke Works; a new typographical artwork by internationally renowned artist Robert Montgomery. The 10 fragments of text will be distributed across the city on sites in public spaces. B arts Artistic Director Susan Clarke says; “The full text work can be viewed online, however the impact of the work can only be gained by standing in the street and reading the fragments in situ, something we hope everyone will do.” Sites include pottery factories, accountants offices, redundant and heritage buildings and spaces, and involve partners in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

  • 100 Spaces; in response to Robert’s work 5 locally based artist/ curators have been commissioned to create original new works in text that fill 100 non-arts spaces with art. Work will be seen on everything from estate agents’ signboards to ceramic tiles.

The work will coincide with the Artcity Conference 9/10/11 October 2019 at which artists and partners will investigate “How do Artists Shape a City?”


Artcity is a five year programme funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation that enables artistic activity in redundant spaces across the city of Stoke-on-Trent in an effort to encourage arts graduate retention and urban renewal though the arts. The consortium behind Artcity are: B arts (programme lead), Airspace Gallery, The Cultural Sisters, Dust Rising, Partners in Creative Learning (PICL), Pilgrim’s Pit and Nic Winstanley

Robert Montgomery

Robert is originally from Scotland and is one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists working in poetry/ installations and typography. The Stoke Works project is his only UK work this year. Robert’s work has been acquired by galleries across Europe and the USA.


Susan Clarke at B arts for more information:
01782 848835

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